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Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide. In its Air Force Auxiliary role, CAP performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief, and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state, and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in CAP's Cadet Program. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.
The Civil Air Patrol- Group 3 has fourteen units in the Tampa Bay area. Our units are dedicated to assisting our local community through a myriad of emergency services and operational missions. We also focus on teaching a new generation about aerospace and its impact on our future. A variety of other positions are available as well.
Location: 14 locations across Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Hernando & Citrus County
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per month
Becoming a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) pilot can be rewarding and fulfilling, as a CAP pilot you are given the opportunity to fly aircraft that are part of the world’s largest fleet of Cessna aircraft. In CAP’s status as the auxiliary of the US Air Force, the Air Force provides funds for us to procure aircraft to replace our aircraft as they age and to preform maintenance. The Air Force expects all CAP members to respect the aircraft that we’ve been provide and treat them as your own. CAP’s fleet of aircraft primarily consists of C-172, C-182, C-205, GA-8, all of which you could get checked out in.
As a pilot, you’ll come into the organization as a VFR pilot but depending on experience you can quickly move from VFR pilot to transportation pilot to mission pilot. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with, and fly cadets as an orientation pilot if that’s what you enjoy. Some of these terms may be new to you but the information below will hopefully clear things up.
The checklist below provides the CAP Pilot qualification requirements to fly corporate aircraft
Checklist (Initial Requirements)
40 N Lake Idylwild Dr, Winter Haven, FL 33881, US
Supporting America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power.
Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Do you want to honor and serve America? Then become a volunteer in the Civil Air Patrol.
Link to Civil Air Patrol
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Polk County Composite Squadron36 N Lake Idylwild Dr.Winter Haven, FL 33881
April 1, 2020